Krill are small shrimp-like creatures found in all oceans of the world. Being small, krill are close to bottom of the food chain where they feed on plankton. They are one of the most important sources of nutrition for marine animals such as whales, seals, birds, and squid. Krill oil is not only a rich source of omega-3 but also astaxanthin.
Due to the fact krill is low on the food chain there are not many accumulated environmental toxins present in krill oil. Krill oil doesn’t contain heavy metals, PCB’s and dioxins.
A recent study performed for the Aker BioMarine Company on their Superba Krill Oil demonstrated that krill oil was effective in keeping cholesterol and triglyceride profiles healthy in mice fed diets high in fat. The krill oil also helped protect the mice from fatty liver disease.
Superba Krill oil production is monitored by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Aker BioMarine works together with the CCAMLR and with World Wildlife Foundation to make sure they preserve the ecosystem and environment in the Antarctic while harvesting Kril.
The Superba Krill oil product produced by Aker BioMarine is available from Jarrow Formulas Krill Oil 500 mg 60 Softgels